David Pitt’s Method for the Jaw Snap

Quoted directly from his Facebook post:

Mari Lwyd – Getting the “Snap”For those who have asked how to get the jaw to snap on a Mari Lwyd – here is a demonstration of my method using a Mari Lwyd from the Rhondda Valley that I am working on for the archeologist and folklorist Dewi Bowen. This is nearly ready to have the cape attached and to be “tricked out with bells and ribbons” ready for the coming winter. I use cable ties wrapped in jute string to fix the jaw and a control mast with a stick that presses on a bar across the back of the jaw to make it snap.